Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Enrolment and selection

Master Digital Design

The Master’s programme in Digital Design welcomes 48 (international) students each year. Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience through an annotated portfolio and curriculum vitae.

For the 2022-2023 academic year you can enrol between 1 October 2021 and 1 May 2022 at the latest. To do so, follow the step-by-step plan.

The study check is a mandatory part of the enrolment procedure if you are living in the Netherlands. Visit study check for information on the various regulations and exceptions.


The Master's programme in Digital Design has a limit of 48 students and employs a selection procedure. Admissions will follow a two-phase process, with an initial screening of the candidates’ applications and documents, followed by interviews (via teleconferencing) of successful applicants. The programme may request extra assignments from candidates in situations certain skills or competences aren’t clear from their initial application.

  • Please check the Admission requirements.
  • Register your application through Studielink ; within 48 hours you will receive an email confirmation.
  • Every two weeks, the Education Bureau of the Master's programme performs a preliminary check of all registrations. If everything is in order, you will receive a second email with further instructions on preparing your application package. You are also notified if any required documentation is missing.
  • The application package should include:
    1. profile document (CV) detailing education and professional experience. The profile document must also highlight all your exams, courses, certifications, masterclasses, etc. pertaining to digital design;
    2. portfolio presenting five to seven design works, with accompanying explanatory texts;
    3. a motivation letter detailing your decision to apply to the programme. If you are selected for an interview you should be prepared to present a concise pitch (three minutes) describing your experience, motivation, and attitude towards design.
  • Following the instructions received from the Education Bureau, you submit your application package and your proof of language and education level to a dedicated email address.
  • Every two weeks applications are screened. If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview (via teleconferencing). Interviews are scheduled as soon as possible after your application has been received. Upon a successful interview, we will select 48 candidates to be admitted to the programme.

  • Familiarity with the current theories, literature and debates on digital design practice and research.
  • Familiarity with current and upcoming trends in digital technology and design, as well as their socio-economic effects.
  • Evidence of design and creative skills, as well as the ability to frame a design problem.
  • Evidence of teamwork skills in a design setting.

CROHO name

The official name of the programme at DUO (The Netherlands’ Education Executive Agency) is Digital Design. The current accreditation is valid until 19 December 2022. This is the so-called CROHO name (ID 49131). Please see the NVAO website (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) for more information about CROHO terminology and accreditation.